OLM Parent Newsletter
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
"...whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all. For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many." Mark 10: 43 - 45
How do your serve Christ in your day to day life?
God, please give me a servant’s heart and lead me on the path that You have created for me to follow.
October is the Month of the Holy Rosary, Mission Month and Respect Life Month
The students from 5B, Mrs. Vasquez's homeroom, will be reciting the Joyful Mysteries this week and we will continue to offer up Pope Francis’ intention for October which is to be present to the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.
Generosity is the Virtue of Month
OLM "Leafalopes" !
Superstars of the Week
Congratulations to the following Super-S.T.A.R.S.:
Kindergarten Justice Natividad
First Nikko Seegmiller
2A Stella Tobias
2B Miguel Tinio
3A Rylan Cruz
3B Kobe Dalisay
4A Karlyne Abila
4B Gabriel Capulla
5A Johnny Lee
5B Noelle Hidalgo
6A Alyssa Chu
6B Zariah Penas
7A Sophia Trapsi
7B Emma Carpio
8A Jaden Dela Cruz
8B Lauren Benson
Kindergarten at the Rodeo
OLM Blocks and Stars
Devan Abiva from 8B together with Ryan Hernandez and Miles Lapid, both from 7B will be awarded the 200 point OLM Block Letter
Upon earning their OLM Block Letters from last year the following earn a star for every 50 points above their original 200 points:
Ryan Jimenez, Christopher Enriquez in 8B and Brandon Chongco in 7B both receive 1st Star
Krista Mananquil from 8B will be receiving her 3rd star.
Aeden Perez from 7B will be receiving two stars, his 3rd and 4th.
Leilani Blecha from 8A will receive her 4th star.
All these points were totaled from last year. Congratulations to all six of you!
Michelle and Michael Adelsheim
Edwin and Raeli Aguirre
Arnold and Bridgette Bautista
Jevon Bell and Josephine Villa
Janet and Steve Blecha
Jerry and Sharisse Cabatic
Angela and Raymond Chan
Gary and Mary Ann Chongco
Aimee and Tommy Enriquez
Ronnie and Nancy Enriquez
Caroline Villegas and Paul Evangelista
Charles and Greta Floresca
Detdet and Gabriel Lapuz
Harry and Melissa Lee
Michael Macario and Krisna Romero
Reggie and Ronda Mananquil
Rommel and Analiza Medina
Janel and Jenny Molejona
Jocelyn and Rhenish Morales
John and Rhiza Pangilinan
Nicomedes and Cecile Pasco
Jillian and Eric Perez
Kathleen and Michael Reburiano
Mae and Sam Sales
Anthony and Chariss San Diego
Bonnie and Juan Paolo Victorino
Marc and Simonette Villareal
Munson and Daniel Vogt
Michael and Michelle Singh
Derek and Jaydene Hom
Carlo and Catherine Velasco
Ariel and Agnes Dayrit
Gersom and Jennifer Abiva
Jessica and Jeffrey Arcilla
Alan Camarillo and Sharon Cagnayo
Edgardo and Jeannette Cantoria
Jerome and Mary Ann Irabon
Mark and Airene Jacinto
Olivia and Victor Jimenez
Danielle and Erick Pangilinan
Elizer and Ethel Pascual
Philip and May Sue
Leo and Mari Fe Torrea
Katherine and Ernest Trapsi
Jocelyn and Lawrence Villegas
Jennifer and Sheldon Blair
Denise and Mark Hamilton
Renato and Arleen Santos
Know Your Classmates Day
"Know Your Classmates (KYC) is an initiative of Beyond Differences' aimed at combatting hateful language, anxiety, and fear of differences among middle school students. All children in our school communities are affected."
Activities are lined up courtesy of our counselor, Mrs. Lisa Perez, and in coordination with our classroom teachers to celebrate Know Your Classmates Day at Our Lady of Mercy School.
Holy Day of Obligation: All Saints Day
School-Sponsored Parish Mass
All Souls Day, Friday, November 2nd, "The Day of the Dead" (Dia de los Muertos)
Pink Shirt Day
On Friday, November 9th, OLM will participate in the International Stand Up to Bullying Day. Participants wear a solid colored pink shirt to take a visible, public stance against bullying. The color of the shirts is based on a campaign started by Travis Price and David Shepherd. These two students took a stand for a fellow student who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school.
Students and staff members may wear a solid colored pink shirt to show their support. All other articles of the school uniform must be worn.
Mrs. Zumbado heading to Florida
Happy Birthday, Ms. Gorman!
It was our Assistant Principal, Ms. Beth Gorman's birthday yesterday, Tuesday, October 23rd. At school, our students had a special celebration during our morning assembly yesterday. Our Student Council presented flowers and a card on everyone's behalf. They, too, led the singing of the birthday song for Ms. Gorman! Happy birthday, Ms. Gorman!
First Quarter Ends on Friday, October 26th!
Parent Teacher Conferences School
Friday, October 26th, is . . . . . .
The Great California Shakeout
Click on the following link to The Big Five (San Mateo County Immediate Action Response):
We are going to have our annual Halloween festivities on Wednesday, October 31st. The following are important information on this annual fun event:
Gr. 1- 6 students may come in Halloween costumes in the morning with Kindergarten teachers providing specific instructions for the little ones.
Please note that the following are not allowed:
Toy weapons of any kind
Any handheld props that may be a safety hazard
Students not wanting to be in costumes must be in their school uniforms. It is not a Free Dress Day.
We will still have our regular lunch periods for K – 6th. Hot lunches will still be available on that day.
The Halloween parade for K – 6 starts at 1:45 p.m. Immediately after the parade, classes will return to their classrooms for their respective Halloween celebrations. Please keep the treats as healthy as possible. Please note that Halloween treats may not be distributed until the designated celebration time.
The Halloween Social for 7th and 8th graders begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Church Hall. Same guidelines for K - 6 apply for 7th and 8th graders.
It is our commitment to continue our efforts to ensure that our safety procedures are firmly in place at our school.